Becoming Your Best: A Self-Help Guide for Thinking People

Becoming Your Best: A Self-Help Guide for Thinking People

What makes for a good relationship? Author Ronald W. Richardson says that "good people make good relationships." Jane Austen would agree with him. Drawing on the insights of modern family systems theory, this self-help book for thinking people addresses the issues of emotional maturity, strength of character, values, and thoughtfulness in each partner and how these virtues each contribute to good relationships.

Richardson, a certified marriage and family therapist, relies on his thirty years of clinical experience, teaching, and supervision for relevant, contemporary examples as he illustrates how good people make for good relationships. In addition, selections from Jane Austen's many novels provide an entertaining perspective on timeless truths.

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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806680521
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 184
  • Publication Date October 1, 2008

Table of Contents

Are Relationships in Trouble Today
Good People Make Good Relationship
Is Virtue Boring or Bad
Why We Fail to Be Good
Anxiety, Calmness, and Being a Self
Self-Knowledge and Character in Relationships
Being Responsible for Self
Having a Goal Focus for Self
Feeling and Thinking
Character and Principles
Critical Principles in Relationships
Bringing It All Together
A Final Example from Jane Austen